As in every specialist field, the Fish Auction and the fisheries have their own language, a jargon in which the auction co-workers, the fishermen and the merchants communicate. Please see below an alphabetical word-list. Do you know any other words connected with fisheries? Let us know! The more complete the list, the better.
General term for auction, named after the striking of the auction clock by a merchant at the moment when the price he desires is reached
The person who operates the auction clock
Relatively small fishing-vessels that put to sea in the evening and return the following day. The crew usually consists of just 3 persons.
Loading tunnels with temperature regulation
Tail of monkfish
Breskens word for shrimp
Cuttlefish (a sort of ink-fish)
Largest grading of sole
Agreement by the merchant to the price reached on the auction clock. Prior to a clock being used, the auctioneer called the lower prices each time and the merchant shouted out “mine” when he wanted to buy the consignment of fish at the price named at that moment.
Grading of the fish
Large, round clock face in the auction hall, with a finger that goes from high to low along the suggested prices
Another word for auction, used especially in South Netherlands
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